First decide what size you would like. I offer three standard sizes, Small (8x10), Medium (11x14), Large (15x20). Then decide if you would like color or black and white. Black and white would be done with a 4B pencil on Cold Press Illustration Board. Color would be the same black and white drawing with watercolor washes on top.
Next send me a good selection of good quality photographs for reference. I will advise on which shot will be most suitable if you do not have a preference. Please make sure that the images you send me are good quality, not blurry, as this greatly impacts on the final result.
Try to capture the entire head, shoulders and chest (don’t crop too closely). Get down to eye level with the subject and focus on the eyes and nose. Avoid taking shots from above the subject or too close to the subjects nose. Take a variety of different angles. Have the light source behind you so the light is shining onto the subjects face. Have your camera on its highest resolution setting. Good luck!
Would you like your commission matted? I offer matting for 8x10 and 11x14. It would be an extra $10. White matt with a black bevel. Comes with matt, backing board and plastic envelope. Unfortunately I do not offer this for the 15x20 size.
Once the portrait is complete I will send you a photograph of it for approval and a payment request. Please remember that I charge for shipping and handling.